"Last Post" sounded for Pte. Meiklejohn
Grimsby Independent, 27 Mar 1918, p. 1

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Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum.
Date of Publication:
27 Mar 1918
Personal Name(s):
Meiklejohn, Robert
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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The last obsequies over the remains of Pte. Robert Meiklejohn, 76th Bn., C.E.F., were held on Wednesday afternoon last, when full military and civic honours were paid to one who had given his all for King and Empire. The funeral was held from his late residence, Clarke Street, at 2 o'clock, services being held at the house by the Rev. J. Allan Ballard, assisted by Rev. L.H. Currie. A firing squad from the Great War veterans in full uniform with reversed arms headed the cortege, in charge of Sergt.-Major Watkins, at a slow march. The casket was draped with the Union Jack, and was covered with beautiful wreaths and sprays. The pallbearers were six of the deceased man's comrades from the Brant Military Hospital. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of friends and people from every walk of life. At the graveside, the usual volley of 39 rounds was fired and the Last Post sounded by Bugler Tommy Clarke, of the 98th Battalion, assisted by a bugler from the C.O.R., Hamilton.

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"Last Post" sounded for Pte. Meiklejohn